Camp near UK cycle routes with Pitchup.com
Jul 1 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
With the Tour de France kicking off Pitchup.com has some great UK camping deals near top British cycle routes from just £4.13pppn
Grab your yellow jerseys and jump on the saddle as the greatest cycle race, the Tour de France, is almost here. To celebrate, outdoor accommodation specialists Pitchup.com have hand picked three camping deals near some of the best cycle routes in the UK, perfect for campers who want to get in the cycling spirit.
Camping pitches in Norfolk, home of the East Anglia Fakenham to Harwich cycle route from just £4.13pppn
Cromer, Norfolk: Pitchup.com has availability on its standard electric grass pitches at Forest Park Caravan Site this Tour de France season. Prices start from £16.50 (£4.13pppn) per night for four people sharing. The price is based on a 12m x 10m grass pitch with 16-amp electric hook-up. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Forest Park Caravan Site is just a short detour from the 163-mile Fakenham to Harwich cycle route. This East Anglia route is one of the flattest long distance routes in the National Cycle Network. It also boasts some of the best scenery in East Anglia, from quaint villages to grand country estates. As an award-winning forest park, the campsite offers quality camping facilities in a fabulous location just a mile from the seaside town of Cromer with its shops, pubs and restaurants. The park also has an indoor pool, bike trails and a games room with toys, table tennis and a pool table. Each pitch leads onto pretty woodland and is a quiet place for cyclists to get a good night’s rest.
Camping pods in Devon, perfect for cyclists doing the Devon Coast to Coast path, from just £16.25pppn
Tavistock, Devon: Pitchup.com has availability on its super pods, at Woodovis Park this Tour de France eason. Prices start from just £65 per night (£16.25pppn) based on four people sharing. Each pod is insulated with sheep’s wool and comes with a small table and two chairs, a double-glazed window, heating, electric socket and lighting and lockable French doors. For further information or bookings visit www.pitchup.com.
Camping pods in Woodovis Park, to the west of Dartmoor, are the perfect stop for cyclists tackling the Devon Coast to Coast path to take a well-deserved break from the 102 mile route to enjoy a quality camping experience. Each camping pod measures 8′ x 9′ inside with excellent head room, a covered decking area with shelter to cook, seating and a table. Woodovis Park also has an indoor pool and spa, an on-site licensed shop, toilet and hot shower facilities, WiFi and a launderette. Cyclists will be able to fully charge their batteries before hitting the road to complete the cycle route which finishes in the coastal city of Plymouth.
Cumbrian shepherd's huts, ideal for Hadrian’s Cycleway from just £21.87pppn
Wasdale, Cumbria: Pitchup.com has availability on its shepherd’s huts at Church Stile Farm Holiday Park this Tour de France season. Prices start from just £43.75 per night (£21.87pppn) based on two people sharing for a minimum of four nights from Mondays and three nights from Fridays. The price includes all linen with the exception of towels, a woodburning stove, kettle, cups, plates, bowls, cutlery, a firepit/barbecue and deckchairs. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Church Stile Farm Holiday Park offers cyclists tackling the epic 174-mile Hadrian’s Cycleway a cosy place to rest their heads before, after or during their cycle. The campsite is located in a stunning oak woodland valley in Wasdale, with the hamlet of Nether Wasdale on the doorstep to visit for food and drink at the two country inns. The park features a shower and toilet block as well as a launderette.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
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